… by promoting the social commitment of our employees
In addition to their work at McKesson, some colleagues support valuable charitable initiatives in their free time. We are proud of this – and support projects with up to $2,500 as part of our Community Heroes programme.
Meet this year's Community Heroes from McKesson Europe:
Our global Community Hero 2018: Helping families in a time of need… by taking joint and local responsibility for the well-being of our patients and colleaguesback to top
… by taking joint and local responsibility for the well-being of our patients and colleagues
Every year, around 7.7 million people worldwide fall ill with dementia – and this trend is rising. We are especially committed to these patients: 20,000 employees of McKesson UK are devoted to raising awareness of the disease and making it easier for patients to participate in society.
... by demanding sustainable use of resourcesback to top
In our pharmacies we deal almost daily with people who live with the disease, or who look after those who are affected by it. As "Dementia Friends" we have a better understanding of the challenges our patients face every day and can support them accordingly.LloydsPharmacies UK
... by demanding sustainable use of resources
On average, we renew our electronic devices in the company every five years. In order to guarantee that equipment is meaningfully re-used and disposed of in a sustainable way, we have decided to work together with AfB.Rolf Studinsky, Head of Service Delivery McKesson Europe AG
Some of our pharmacies in Bologna, Italy, are part of the "Farmaco Amico" initiative. Together, they collect medicines that are no longer used by customers but have not yet expired:
- Customers have the opportunity to return medicines that they have purchased to pharmacies
- The returns are collected in special boxes from the "Farmaco Amico" initiative
- Non-profit organisations can then purchase the medicines cheaply for use in their work
And let's not forget the environmental aspect: fewer valuable medicines are thrown away, we produce less toxic waste and do not waste any useful ingredients.Domenico Laporta, Managing Director at Admenta Italia, a McKesson Europe company